Discharger

Title

Discharger

Subject

Static Electricity

Description

The basic discharger is simply a conductor used to discharge a Leiden jar. The two arms are spread apart at the hinged joint, and the insulated handle prevents the operator from receiving a shock as the knobs are touched against the outer foil and the central knob of the jar.

Source

Property of the W&L Physics & Engineering Department

Files

http://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/2253/archive/files/62d75bd91c142caffb0893162a4bc504.JPG

Citation

“Discharger,” Digital Exhibits at Washington and Lee University Library, accessed September 24, 2017, http://omeka.wlu.edu/items/show/197.